Eric Benet’s Song with 2 Chainz is the Weirdest Thing Ever
It’s called “News For You” and it’s the most random and weirdest collaboration we’ve ever heard.
We imagine Mr. Benet was sitting around his home studio one day thinking, “Gee, I have to really get back on the map. What can I do?”
His management, who were sitting on a black couch across from the mixing board, calmly suggest, “Maybe you should get a rapper on one of your songs?”
“But who?” Benet asks.
*Management scratches its head* “Who’s hot right now?”
“2 Chainz,” Benet replies.
And there it is. Surprisingly, the song is pretty good.
It’s presumably a remix, because another version of “News For You” — same lyrics, different beat — was the fourth single from The One, Benet’s sixth studio LP, released last July.
This new version rides a sample of Lenny Kravitz’s “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over” right to the bank.
The 2 Chainz addition sounds weird and we probably could have done without it, but would we be talking about it otherwise? Probably not. So the plan worked.